Alfred Jarry

French writer

1873   -   1907

country of citizenship: France
native language: French
educated at: Lycée Henri-IV
occupation: playwright, dramaturge, poet, novelist, writer, author
award received: Concours général

Alfred Jarry (French: [al.fʁɛd ʒa.ʁi]; 8 September 1873 – 1 November 1907) was a French symbolist writer who is best known for his play Ubu Roi (1896), a pataphysical work which depicts the bourgeoisie as the super-mediocre. He coined the term and philosophical concept of pataphysics, which uses absurd irony to portray symbolic truths (and playfully vice versa).Jarry was born in Laval, Mayenne, France, and his mother was from Brittany. He was associated with the Symbolist movement. His play Ubu Roi is often cited as a forerunner of Dada and the Surrealist and Futurist movements of the 1920s and 1930s. He wrote in a variety of hybrid genres and styles, prefiguring the postmodern, including novels, poems, short plays and opera bouffes, absurdist essays and speculative journalism. His texts are considered examples of absurdist literature and postmodern philosophy.
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Ubu enchaîné

literary work

author: Alfred Jarry

L'Amour absolu


author: Alfred Jarry



romanzo scritto da Alfred Jarry

author: Alfred Jarry


Io e le sue vacche

short story by Alfred Jarry

author: Alfred Jarry


Ubu Roi

play by Alfred Jarry

author: Alfred Jarry


Caesar Antichrist

play written by Alfred Jarry

author: Alfred Jarry

Gestes Et Opinions

author: Alfred Jarry

Les jours et les nuits

author: Alfred Jarry



Spéculations (La Revue Blanche)/15 février 1901 ( 1901 )

article du 15 février 1901 paru dans La Revue blanche

author: Alfred Jarry

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